Booker Shortlist Announced

I posted about the longlist awhile back. The shortlist was just announced.
Aravind Adiga The White Tiger (Atlantic)
Sebastian Barry The Secret Scripture (Faber and Faber)
Amitav Ghosh Sea of Poppies (John Murray)
Linda Grant The Clothes on Their Backs (Virago)
Philip Hensher The Northern Clemency (Fourth Estate)
Steve Toltz A Fraction of the Whole (Hamish Hamilton)

The Clothes on Their Backs is on my library request list so I might actually read one of them before the prize is announced on October 14.

I'm definitely more excited about the GGs and Giller prize shortlists. I think we still have about a month to go before those are announced.